9/11 Car Wash

405 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
609-799-0492 (Non-Emergency)
For Immediate Release Contact:
Tom Healey

Plainsboro Fire Co. to Mark 9/11 Raising Funds for Seriously Injured Firefighter. 

Funds from Weekend Car Wash and Donations to Support Paralyzed Pennsylvania Firefighter.

PLAINSBORO   Plainsboro firefighters will mark 9/11 with a car wash on Saturday, September 6, to raise money for a Pennsylvania firefighter who was paralyzed in a car accident while responding to an emergency call.

In cooperation with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, named for the 9/11 FDNY hero proceeds from the fire companies annual 9/11 fundraiser will support the Farrell Fund and go directly to Dingman Township, Pa. Volunteer Firefighter Chris Plaxe, who suffered traumatic injuries in a car accident while responding to a call and is paralyzed from the chest down.

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund has already provided funds to Plaxe. The car wash will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse, 405 Plainsboro Road at the corner of Prospect Avenue. Rain date is Sunday, September 7. Patrons of Plainsboro food establishments will also be asked to donate to the fund and deposit their contributions in a firefighters boot.

It is the fourth consecutive year the fire company has sponsored the car wash as part of its commemoration of 9/11 to support the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, which provides financial support to help firefighters, firefighters  families and fire departments meet educational, medical and equipment needs.



Ladder 49 Responds To Princeton 1st Alarm Fire

Saturday, August 23, 2014   Ladder 49 responded to Princeton on Saturday afternoon for a 1st alarm fire.



Live Burn Dempster Center 8-19-14

Friday, August 22, 2014  On Tuesday evening August 19th the fire company conducted a live burn at the Mercer County Dempster Center.  The focus of the class was long hose stretches without a preconnect for garden style apartments that are set back and not easy to access.  There are several apartment buildings in Plainsboro in which this training was beneficial to learn from.   Members used a  3" line connected to a high rise pack with a gated Y to get the maximum reach to the fire floor, as well as use a backup line for protection and search.  



Cover Assignment Station 22

Thursday, July 3, 2014  Engine 49-1 responded into Lawrence Township last night for a cover at Station 22 while they fought a two-alarm fire on Hughes Avenue.

Photo Credit: Seth Callen

Photo Credit: Seth Callen

Photo Credit: Seth Callen

Photo Credit: Seth Callen


RIT To Hightstown 4 Alarm Fire

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   RIT 49 (Rescue 49) responded into Hightstown to a four-alarm fire on Powell Court in Wyckoffs Mill.



Tanker Certification Course 06/2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014   Station 49 hosted a two-day tanker certification course taught by John Reith of the N.J. Forest Fire Service and Plainsboro Captain Scott Kivet. Companies participating included Middlebush, Jamesburg, Cranbury, Millstone, East Windsor, Princeton Junction, Madison Park and West Windsor. Photos by Cindy Rashkin.



1st Alarm Fire Salt Creek Grille

Thursday, June 12, 2014   Station 49 responded on a one-alarm fire this morning to the Salt Creek Grille in Forrestal Village and extinguished a small fire in the kitchen that caused a heavy smoke condition in the restaurant. Responding with us on the first alarm were Kingston, Princeton, Cranbury, Kendall Park and Hightstown. Thanks for your response.



Car Into Pole Cranbury Neck Road

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  While already on a gas leak assignment on Larch Way the fire company was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Cranbury Neck Rd car vs. pole. Engine 49-1 diverted from the gas leak to the accident scene.  Prior to arrival the driver was out of the vehicle and not injured.  The crash took out a utility pole, and street sign in front of 205 Cranbury Neck Rd.  The road was closed for several hours while PSE&G worked to get a new utility pole in place.  Units that responded Engine 49-1, Engine 49, Deputy 49, Plainsboro Police, Plainsboro Rescue Squad.



Tom Healey Celebrates 25 Years With Fire Company

Saturday, May 31, 2014   The members of the fire company would like to express appreciation and gratitude to Tom Healey.  He has been an important member to the fire company and to the community celebrating 25 years of dedicated service.  

He currently serves as the fire company president, is a lieutenant and had been the safety officer for a number of years.



Engine 49 Responded To West Windsor Fire

Sunday, April 27, 2014   Engine 49 responded mutual aid into West Windsor for a house fire on Dunbar Drive.



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